Sunday, April 30, 2006

Here are two of the most insightful things overheard by the NFL draft idiots:

"This guy here is a football player."

That's especially interesting since it is the National FOOTBALL League draft.

"Unlike a lot of guys his size, he has feet."

Apparently once you hit a certain size (not sure whether it's height or weight) your feet just fall off. It should be comforting to the GM of the team that drafted him that he, however, still has feet.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

The Texans have signed Mario Williams, making him the first pick in the NFL draft.

Now, allow me to make a prediction. The Texans will still use all 15 useless minutes allotted to them before they make their choice official. Why? Because the NFL draft is the worst thing in the history of television.
The Cavs pulled one out yesterday. They certainly didn't deserve to, but they managed to win the game. That's an encouraging sign. What's not encouraging is that everyone except LeBron had a vacation day yesterday. I don't know what the deal is with Z shooting so poorly. If I were the coach I'd go to him every possession in the first quarter and keep jamming it down Brendan Haywood's face until he fouled out. When Haywood is out it really opens up the floor spacing so that Hughes and James can penetrate.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

I think the person that manages to pull off self-arranging clutter will be a billionaire, which brings up an unrelated question... would you rather have eyes in the back of your head or have garbage that takes itself out?

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

If anyone watched the Cavs - Wizards game last night, you saw exactly what I was talking about when I said that the Cavs cannot put away a team early. They were up 23-8 in the first quarter. Then they gave up a 13-0 run to end the first. For whatever reason they cannot keep a team down. I assume it's because they get complacent and slack off on defense and start taking wild shots. For a large part of the second half I was yelling at the TV for them to drive to the basket. Instead they take wild fall-away 18 footers. Irritating.

Monday, April 24, 2006

This is the first day I've been downtown during Spider-Man 3 filming. It's a mess, but it could be worse. They've got about 6 city blocks completely cordoned off. No pedestrian traffic unless you're in the movie or you work in a building on one of those blocks. It starts at East 18th and Euclid and goes down to Huron and Euclid. That encompasses the Playhouse Square area and some other big stone buildings. They were going for the New York style apparently, and I think that's a fair representation.

I ended up driving around the whole area because the way I usually go to park for school was now blocked off. I didn't see anything particularly interesting in that time, but then again I don't know exactly what they're filming either. I may very well have seen something that will be in the movie and not realized it.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Check out how high Fred Jones is in this picture. That's amazing.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

You can click on these pictures and a bigger version will open.

Front of house

Front yard

Living room

Living room 2


Dining room

Dining room and family room

Family room

Master bedroom

Master bedroom 2

Master bathroom with vaulted ceiling

Bedroom # 2

Bedroom # 3

Back of house

Deck and patio

Deck and shed

Shed with concrete floor

Friday, April 21, 2006

Closing got pushed back to June 15th. Apparently the sellers are building a house and the builder informed them that he's 2 weeks behind. Not a big deal, and it actually gives me more time to prepare.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

I should be able to post some new pictures of the house on Saturday. If I remember to take any that is.

Also, school sucks.

The end.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

I am now a homeowner.

I sign my life over on my 30th birthday and in return I get to move in on May 30th.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

I'm putting in the bid on Monday night hopefully, Tuesday at the latest.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Tomorrow is a big day. A nice house was just put on the market and I saw it today. I should get the disclosures tomorrow and then hopefully will be able to get back in to see the house. If everything goes as expected, I'll be putting in a bid.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Mike Brown, coach of the Cavs: "I'm going to cut LeBron's minutes now that we are locked into the #4 seed in the East. I'm cutting them from 42 minutes a game to 41 minutes and 60 seconds. See, 41 is less than 42!"

LeBron gets hurt against the Pistons in a completely meaningless game.

Mike Brown: "Oops."

This may actually be a good thing for the Cavs. LeBron should get some rest and the rest of the bench will get some actual playing time to hopefully shake off some rust before the playoffs.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

The house hunt continues. Nothing in my price range is even remotely interesting to me. I looked at 7 last week and I'll probably see 5 or so next week. The media keeps telling me that home prices will keep dropping, but as far as I can tell, they haven't even STARTED dropping. Northeast Ohio should be priced like Indianapolis in my opinion.

Saturday, April 8, 2006

They're filming parts of Spider-Man 3 tomorrow in downtown Cleveland. So when you go to see the movie, be sure to keep an eye out for "Guy on street by hot dog vendor."

Friday, April 7, 2006

Apparently ESPN is too slow to post the correct salaries. The salaries I posted before are the end of 2005 salaries. These are the beginning of 2006 salaries.

Wednesday, April 5, 2006

Is it too early to expect a team to play fundamentally sound baseall? I don't think so.

The Indians left the bases loaded in the first and had men on first and second in the 5th with no outs. They never even advanced the runners.

Zero outs. Guess what that means? How about a sacrifice bunt. How about a sacrifice fly? Move the freaking runners over. This is exactly why the team did not make the playoffs last year. They cannot move a runner over.

Monday, April 3, 2006

This is a bit late, but I saw Inside Man about 10 days ago. On my scale I'd give it a 5. Would watch if it was on TV or someone else rented it. It was very good though. It's just not the type of movie that you can watch a bunch of times. Once you know how it ends, you may want to watch it once more to pick up on some details, but that's about it. I'd certainly recommend seeing it though. On a regular 10 point scale I'd give it a 9.

Sunday, April 2, 2006

Is it good when you have to go to the bullpen in the third inning? I've heard that it isn't, but I'm not sure.

If Sabathia is down for 6 weeks I predict that Jeremy Sowers will get called up and will never be sent down again. They'll end up moving Jason Johnson to long relief. That's just my prediction.

Saturday, April 1, 2006

The Cavs won a fantastic game. My fantasy baseball team is pretty meh. I lost $30 in poker. My summer wheels are finally back on my car. My iPod aux port finally got installed in my car. George Mason lost.

Overall, I'll take it. Pretty good day.